Serious for a moment: have I told you lately that I love you? Thank you SO SO SO SO much for all of your votes for Zachary's teacher. The winner will be announced tomorrow and last time I saw the votes, Ms. Moree was holding strong at 4th place so here's hoping she shot up to the top when we weren't looking! lol I believe the top 5 or maybe even the top 10 get a little something so all is not lost! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for taking time to vote. It means so much to me and my friend was thrilled and so blessed that strangers would vote for her son's teacher. Thank you!
Now, I have been wanting to have an inspiration board for a while now. I've seen such amazing ones on blogs and various sites and my crafty type room is sadly in need of some inspirational decor. (Bare walls drive me nuts! lol Must cover every inch....must cover every inch...) If you have no idea what I'm talking about, an inspiration board is basically bits and baubles of things you like, dig, love and/or are generally inspired by and this is not restricted to just creative types! Ever tear a picture of your dream house out of a magazine and stick it on the fridge? Well, you've started an inspiration board (or fridge as it were, lol).
So I've been thinking lately about what and how I wanted to do this thing and chose a pretty spot of blank wall in our craft room/office area. I knew I wanted a frame-like something or other around everything and thought about taking wood pieces and attaching them in some sort of haphazard frame but then changed my mind when I envisioned the millions of holes in the wall I would have to someday putty over. Bah. That's when I remembered the few old canvases that were either half finished or just gross looking and grabbed one of those to use. Except instead of using the front, I'm going to turn it around and build my inspiration board on the backside:
I've already Gesso'd the heck outta this thing and am now ready to make it my own little piece of inspiring inspirational inspiration. (Say that 3 times fast) But what to add to it? Well, I've already got some vintage thingamabobs, sweet kawaii whatnots, fun junk mail pieces and about 3 zillion sequins but I'm also hawkeyeing the "interwebs" for fun things to add as well. One thing I found yesterday was from the Disney Parks blog of all places, lol. Yesterday they posted this fun little photo series of Cinderella that was taken with a $10 toy camera:
How fun! So that's definitely going to be included somewhere. But what else to add??? Hmm...I just love thinking about and planning new projects, don't you?
Speaking of inspiration: I have spoken (read: gushed) about Emma from Emma's Music before and how much I adore her dreamy music. If you haven't visited her yet now you have an even bigger reason to do so as she is having a giveaway! And this is an awesome giveaway because the winner gets their favorite music performed Emma-style and they will get a copy for their very own! I've already got my entries in (and am requesting all Monkees music, naturally lol) so click HERE to enter!
I'll be back tomorrow with another Friday Night Fab Five (it is Thursday today, right?) but before I go, I wanna know:
Do you have an inspiration board? Or are you planning on making one? What are you adding to it?
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